Friday 8 February 2013

Private Peter Wilkinson

Born on 18 May 1874 in Orms[?], England - husband of Margaret Wilkinson, Russell, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as cabinet maker; married (with five children); no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 220393) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 31 July 1916.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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